Fo­cus on fu­ture

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Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege Year 10 stu­dents vis­ited two re­gional univer­sity cam­puses last week as part of their Head­start pro­gram.

La Trobe Univer­sity in Wodonga hosted stu­dents, pro­vid­ing them with a guided tour of their li­brary, lec­ture the­atres, tu­to­rial rooms, spe­cialised med­i­cal teach­ing fa­cil­i­ties and stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Staff spoke about the range of un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses avail­able to stu­dents.

They also ex­plained how to ap­ply for ‘‘As­pire’’, an early ad­mis­sions pro­gram, which sev­eral grad­u­at­ing Year 12 stu­dents from Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege have been of­fered this year.

The Charles Sturt Univer­sity cam­pus near Al­bury, also provi- ded stu­dents with an ex­ten­sive tour in­clud­ing al­ter­na­tives for stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The tour guide showed stu­dents the al­lied health fa­cil­i­ties which sim­u­late the real-work en­vi­ron­ments of po­di­a­try, den­tistry, phys­io­ther­apy and phar­macy.

As a re­sult of this ex­cur­sion, th­ese stu­dents who have just fin­ished Year 9, now know much more about pos­si­ble path­ways and univer­sity life.

They have taken home read­ing ma­te­rial about what both univer­si­ties have to of­fer and what is re­quired to be­gin a course.

Dur­ing the next few years they will be en­cour­aged to learn more about pos­si­ble ter­tiary op­por­tu­ni­ties and the sub­jects they need to study suc­cess­fully school.

Stu­dents were ac­com­pa­nied by a team of Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege staff who will as­sist them with path­way choices in the years to come.

Staff who joined them were ca­reers and path­ways co­or­di­na­tor Kel­lie Cairn­cross, school-based ap­pren­tice­ships, VET and work ex­pe­ri­ence co­or­di­na­tor Molly Craig, se­nior school leader Jo Martin and path­ways to re­ten­tion co­or­di­na­tor Sue Oak­ley.

All of th­ese staff will have of­fices in the new se­nior school build­ing or the Year 9 Cen­tre next year and are avail­able for ap­point­ments by phon­ing Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege of­fice on 5761 2777.

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Check­ing it out: Be­nalla P-12 stu­dents Ger­tie McCal­lum, Casey Stovell, Eshaya Rhodes-Or­ton, Lilly-Rose Evans, Mad­die Stovell and Molly Fer­w­erda with their in­for­ma­tion packs at Charles Sturt Univer­sity.

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